The House of Bernarda Alba or La Casa de Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba or La Casa de Bernarda Alba $9

Federico Garcia Lorca adapt Emily Mann

Published by Dramatists Play Service

A masterpiece of the modern theater, The House of Bernard Alba was written in 1936, just before the start of the Spanish Civil War

The play takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba's second husband. After the mourners depart, the tyrannical matriarch announces to her five daughters that their period of mourning will last eight years

Obsessed with family honor, Bernarda rules the household with an iron fist, but all of her daughters secretly harbor a passion for Pepe el Romano, the handsomest man in the village

The eldest daughter is engaged to him, but the arrangement is a financial one, and it is the youngest daughter, Adela, who becomes his lover

When the truth finally breaks through the atmosphere of suppressed desire, jealousy, anger and fear, the consequences are tragic

Adela takes her own life and Bernarda makes a desperate attempt to maintain control of her shattered household

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"The fury and sweep of Ms Mann's amazing production of Federico Garcia Lorca's amazing play can knock down the walls and shake the earth" ~ NY Times

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